College students to benefit from new progression agreement


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Posted on 23 February 2016
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College students to benefit from new progression agreement

Students at the City of Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College are set to benefit from a new initiative designed to widen access and encourage progression to Higher Education.

The College has signed a new progression agreement with Keele University, aimed at helping students at the College to make an informed decision about their future. Through the partnership, University staff will provide information sessions and workshops to students and offer support with applying to Higher Education. Furthermore, students from the College who meet Keele's entry criteria will be guaranteed an offer or an interview on one of the University's undergraduate programmes.*

Keele University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Trevor McMillan, said: "We are delighted to be further strengthening our links with the City of Stoke Sixth Form College, along with our other regional college partners. Through the progression agreement we aim to open doors to people who may not have otherwise have considered studying at university. Furthermore, the progression agreement recognises the quality of the education provided by our partner colleges and helps students make informed and confident choices about their future direction in higher education."

Mark Kent, Principal, City of Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College, said: "I'm really pleased that the Progression Agreement between The City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College and Keele university has now been agreed, and look forward to developing our work in partnership with such a prestigious local university further in the months and years ahead. The agreement represents a recognition of the excellent quality of education being delivered both here at the Sixth Form College and at the University, along with the high ambitions we have for our students. It provides a great opportunity for our young people to work with leading professionals at the university and to progress successfully to a range of exciting degree courses that match their abilities and aspirations."
 
The new progression agreement will run until January 2018.

* Excluding Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Social Work


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